7 best short stories: Classic Erotica

7 best short stories: Classic Erotica

by Edith WhartonLongus Guy de Maupassant and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 17/06/2019


Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader sexually. Other common elements are satire and social criticism. The invention of printing, in the 15th century, brought with it both a greater market and increasing restrictions, like censorship and legal restraints on publication on the grounds of obscenity. Because of this, much of the production of this type of material became clandestine. August Nemo has selected seven classic tales of eroticism that are part of the history of human sexual culture: Daphnis and Chloe by Longus Idylll by Guy de Maupassant Beatrice Palmato by Edith Wharton Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch The Lustful Turk by Anonymous Sub-Umbra by Anonymous How He Lost His Whiskers: An Episode in the Life of Steve Broad by Anonymous

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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was a brilliant, clever American writer known for such works as The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome. She became the first woman to win a Pulitzer when she was awarded the 1921 Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence.

A member of the New York elite, Wharton funnelled her experiences into vivid portrayals and critiques of high society, while deftly exposing the painful tension between personal desires and societal norms. Wharton died in Paris in 1937 at the age of 75, having written 85 short stories, 16 novels, 11 works of nonfiction, and 3 books of poetry.

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. In addition to his six novels, which include Bel-Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888), he wrote hundreds of short stories, the most famous of which is 'Boule de suif'.

By the late 1870s, he began to develop the first signs of syphilis, and in 1891 he was committed to an asylum in Paris, having tried to commit suicide. He died there two years later.

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